With their visible homage to the Old Masters, Peebles’s mezzotints reinterpret the traditional genre of still life through the dark prism of a contemporary, surrealist vision. The overall richness of detail, the contrasting chiaroscuro, and the impenetrable blackness of the backgrounds demonstrate Peebles’s reputation as the internationally-renowned master of mezzotint, one of the most complex and labour-intensive processes within the sphere of intaglio printmaking.
Peebles's mezzotints are a desirable -- and dramatic -- addition to the collections of emerging and established connoisseurs of graphics alike.
Graeme PEEBLES (1955 - )
'Australian Parrotts Major Mitchell' 1990
mezzotint on paper
Edition of 40
Image Size: 24 x 21 cm
Dimensions: 53 x 40 cm
Signed: Signed, titled, dated and editioned in margin
Comes with Letter of Provenance